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The 2000 Census showed that Lucas County had a population of 455,054 people. This represented 4.01% of the total population of Ohio, making it the state's 6th most populous county (out of 88 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Lucas had a population of 463,493 people. This is an increase of 1.85% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010441,815-2.91%-4.68% since 2009
2009463,493+1.85%-0.31% since 2008
2008464,938+2.17%-0.37% since 2007
2007466,650+2.55%+0.34% since 2006
2006465,064+2.2%+0.09% since 2005
2005464,634+2.11%+0.2% since 2004
2004463,726+1.91%+0.12% since 2003
2003463,174+1.78%+0.49% since 2002
2002460,915+1.29%+0.5% since 2001
2001458,621+0.78%+0.78% since 2000
2000455,054The Last Census

Lucas County had 196,259 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Lucas County has a total area<3> of 595 square miles [1,543 km²]. Of this total, 340.5 square miles [881 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (42.86%) being water (255.4 square miles [661 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Lucas County had a population density of 1,336 people per square mile [516 people/km²], making it the state's 4th most densely populated county (out of 88 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Lucas County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Lucas and the state of Ohio.

Click here for the Lucas County QuickFact (QF-39095).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Lucas County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Lucas County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Lenawee (MI)QF-26091   NW99,83798,8900.96%
Monroe (MI)QF-26115   N152,721145,9454.64%
FultonQF-39051   W42,40242,0840.76%
HenryQF-39069   SW28,64829,210-1.92%
OttawaQF-39123   E40,94540,985-0.1%
WoodQF-39173   S125,380121,0653.56%

Lake Erie lies to the east.

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Lucas. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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